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Graduation Requirements

The table below outlines the requirements for Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning's high school diplomas.

In order to graduate in four years, students must successfully complete 5-6 courses per semester. We encourage families to review our diploma information when planning for graduation and making course selections.

Note: All high school students must demonstrate appropriate progress toward graduation to remain enrolled in Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning. For more information, please refer to our Academic Engagement Policy (link to student handbook).

Course Requirements

Category Standard Diploma Academic Diploma AZ University Requirements
CTE/ Fine Arts 1 credit fine arts - OR - 1 credit career/technical education (CTE) - OR - 3 credit hours (1 semester) of college fine arts 1 credit fine arts - OR - 3 credit hours (1 semester) of college fine arts 1 credit fine arts
Foreign Language 0 credits required 2 credits of the same language, high school level - OR - 6 to 8 credit hours (2 semesters) of college courses in the same foreign language 2 credits of the same language
English 4 credits high school English - OR - 12 credit hours (4 semesters) of college English courses, including ENG 101/102 - OR - Any combination of the above equaling 4 high school credits 4 credits high school English - OR - 12 credit hours (4 semesters) of college English courses, including ENG 101/102 - OR - Any combination of the above equaling 4 high school credits 4 credits
Math 4 credits, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II - OR - 3 credit hours (1 semester) College Algebra with a prerequisite of Intermediate Algebra 4 credits, including 1 credit each of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and an advanced math class for which Algebra II is a prerequisite - OR - 3 high school credits plus 3 credit hours (1 semester) College Algebra with a prerequisite of Intermediate Algebra 4 credits, including 1 credit each of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and an advanced math class for which Algebra II is a prerequisite
Science/ Lab Science 3 credits 3 credits lab science - OR - A combination of high school and college lab sciences equaling 3 high school credits 3 credits lab science
History/ Social Studies 3 credits, including 1 credit each of US History and World History, plus one-half credit each of Government and Economics 3 credits, including 1 credit each of US History and World History, plus one-half credit each of Government and Economics 2 credits, including 1 credit of World History/Geography and 1 credit of American/AZ History
Electives 6 credits 5 credits 0 credits
Technology 1 credits 1 credits 0 credits
Total Credits 22 credits 23 credits 16 credits
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